BMW X5 models removed for transmission problems
BMW is obliged to withdraw some X5 models transmission problems. Moreover the Germans out of a rumored BMW i5.
BMW said it has had to withdraw some units X5 xDrive 35i 2012 for transmission problems. The affected models were built between 19 and 21 December 2011. Due to a manufacturing problem, some transmissions do not mesh well change parking, even when the display shows the “P” on the board. In these cases the possibility of accident is imminent, so it is important to take the vehicle to revision as soon as possible.
BMW has already begun notifying owners of these units and dealerships to fix the problem free of charge. For any questions users can make appropriate inquiries to mobile BMW own or NHTSA should be in the United States.
BMW plans to make an i5
While the problems are solved in the X5 crossover, the German car manufacturer announces a new member in the family of electric cars already developed (i3 hatchback and i8 coupe). According to a publication made in Autobild, the i5 would be, although high midsize vehicle, similar to the 2012 Toyota Prius even more fun to drive.
According to the publication that the model in question would have sliding doors, good space to store charge and 170 horsepower at the rear wheel arranged by an electric motor. If true, this would be one of the most powerful electric models that are expected for the road thanks to the inclusion of an electric motor three-cylinder 90HP gasoline.
Prices in Germany are expected to reach $ 65,000 so in other continents should pay a little more. The tentative launch date would be 2015.
According to many this is fiction, however, Autobild not characterized by publishing rumors without a reliable source, so it seems this is a i3 spread everywhere and with plenty of power.